Latest News 
 
Parish News magazine -  
July edition now available 
At present we are unable to print and distribute paper copies of the Parish News.  
However, previous electronic editions are now available online on our Parish News page
 
During these difficult times the Vicar, Rev Frank Gimson, is sharing Bible passages  
and some thoughts on a regular basis.  
See our Daily Reflections page. 
Service for Sunday 28th June 2020 
 
Our recorded service for this Sunday is a service of readings,  
prayers, reflection and music.  
There is an order of service available to view online or download if you wish  
to join in with the prayers and responses. 
Compline (Night Prayer) 
 
Compline is a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.  
There is now a recorded service of compline available, and the order of service can be downloaded or viewed online if you wish to join in with the prayers and responses, or prefer just to use the service on your own. 
See our Services page for details of previous services still available online 
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 25th March 2020 
 
Yesterday all the clergy in the Church of England received a letter from the Archbishops confirming the new Government guidelines and instructing us that all churches were to be closed. They say ‘Our church buildings must now be closed not only for public worship, but for private prayer as well and this includes the priest or lay person offering prayer in church on their own’.  
 
Although we can no longer have our building open, even so as the Church our prayer and service for our community continues across the village. We will continue praying for everyone and providing as much support as we can during these difficult times, and will look for practical ways to do this. 
 
Also while I may be unable to visit in person, I am still available to provide pastoral support, or even just to have a chat. You can contact me on 01725 510326 or fateamrector@outlook.com 
 
I am also sharing Bible passages and some thoughts on a regular basis which can be found on our Daily Reflections page, or sent by email if you prefer, and I will be recording occasional services which will be available to watch through our website. 
 
We will resume our normal service pattern as soon as we can (10am every Sunday, 8am 1st and 3rd Sundays). 
 
God bless, 
 
Revd. Frank Gimson (Vicar) 
 
 
Please remember The Trussell Trust at this time. They need your donations more than ever, as demand is likely to increase. 
You can leave any donations in the box in the porch at The Vicarage, Barford Lane and we will take them in to the Salisbury foodbank. 
In our cycle of prayer for our community, during June 2020 we will be 
offering prayers for all living or working in 
 
Barford Lane, Standlynch, 
West Wick, Clearbury View, 
Moot Close and Eastman Close 
 
In the present situation we are unable to deliver our usual prayer cards. 
Requests for particular prayers can be made: 
by telephoning Reverend Frank Gimson on 01725 510326 or 
emailing info@stlaurencedownton.co.uk 
Any such requests will be kept confidential. 
 
For more information please see our Roads to God page 
What's on 
Saturday 27th June 
Summer Fete - CANCELLED 
Saturday 26th September 
Michaelmas Goose Fair - CANCELLED 
See below and our Events Page for more details 
 
St Laurence Church is now on Facebook! 
For all our latest news and events visit  
and like our page 
Together with many others in our community, 
we are looking for ways to support and  
help refugees and migrants. 
 
for suggestions of how we might do this. 
 
 
 
 
FREE MONEY for St Laurence Trinity FUNders 
Support St Laurence's Trinity FUNders every time you shop online, click the sign up button on the page Link to start fundraising for St Laurence's Trinity FUNders. 
 
Help St Laurence's Trinity FUNders raise money, just by shopping online. 
Latest total changes daily - Total as at  
9.5.20 stands at £953.95 
THANK YOU to all our supporters 
 
Please follow the link here to see more photos 
 
 
 
 
St Laurence Church supporting Local Charities 
Our aim with this page is to Support Local Charities by promoting their events here - Free of Charge. 
If you would like to place an advertisement on this page, and your event is within 10 miles of St Laurence Church - Downton. 
Follow this link for more details. 
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